Selnet’s Board of Directors

Selnet Directors as of our 2015 AGM, Tuesday 6th October 2015

Please click on a directors name for further information:

David Allen Jez Hall
Zed Ali Graham Jones (Chair)
Tony Carr  Donna Hussain
Alistair Clarke Dawn Welham
Paula Gamester
Ann Marie Wrigley

David Allendavid allen

Recycling Lives

About Dave
David is a key member of the leadership team at Recycling Lives – an organisation that blends recycling with social welfare.  Dave’s experiences have given him a true understanding of social businesses as well as the commerciality of a big business and brings a strong belief to Selnet about the needs of the third sector working with private businesses.



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Zed Ali
Lancashire Equalities

About Zed
Zed has a passion for improving outcomes for marginalised communities which falls under the legal framework of Equality and the Race Relation Acts. She has worked in the public sector for 20 years and in the VCFS for 5 years, and has the credentials and the support of both sectors. Lancashire Equalities is positioned uniquely to provide voice and representation for new, micro and small BME groups. Zed is well versed on issues relating to poverty and economic inequality, and is experienced in relation to policy, practice, legislation & evaluation.



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Tony Carrtonycarr
Social Enterprise Solutions CIC

About Tony
Tony is a social entrepreneur and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Tony was the project manager of the highly successful Blackpool based LEGI project from 2007 through to 2011 and he is currently Managing Director of Social Enterprise Solutions (UK) CIC who from 2010 to 2012 were listed in the Royal Bank of Scotland’s list of the UK’s top 100 social businesses. In 2012 Tony received SELNET’s coveted ‘Enterprise in Society’ Award.



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Alistair Clarke
Tick the Publicity Box

About Alistair
Alistair is a chartered business advisor and professional marketer as director of Tick The Publicity Box cic – a community interest company established in 2008 to aid social enterprises and charitable groups to raise awareness through marketing, PR and events. He is a regular deliverer of ERDF-funded business support programmes and has advised a large number of pre-start up social enterprises and assisted a number of social firms on how to develop their businesses.



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Paula Gamester
Sewing Rooms

About Paula
My work has taken me to many places around the globe, and have set up businesses both here in the UK and in other countries. I became involved with the social enterprise sector over 10 years ago when I founded Connector Media and The Sewing Rooms. I am passionate about Social Enterprise and am proud to be part of a global movement that is putting People and the Planet First. I currently am part of the Well Skelmersdale Vision Team that has just brought the School for Social Entrepreneurs to Skelmersdale and am an Ambassador for Well North.



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Jez Hall
Shared Future CIC

About Jez
Jez is a founding director of Shared Future, an innovative social enterprise founded in Lancaster in 2009. He has worked in and promoted the social enterprise sector for over 20 years and is a leading national expert in Participatory Budgeting (PB) and community empowerment.

Shared Future also run Citizen Juries and other deliberative processes focusing on enabling health and wellbeing service commissioning to become more community led. Jez was previously a non-executive director of Central Manchester Primary Care Trust and a social enterprise business analyst at Lancaster University Management School. He also independently works as a consultant for the World Bank.


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Graham Jones (Chair)graham
Bootstrap Enterprises

About Graham
Graham is Chair of Selnet, a founder director of the organisation, he currently has line management responsibility for Selnet’s Chief Executive. In the social enterprise world, Graham is the Business Manager at Bootstrap Enterprises in Blackburn. Graham is an active social enterprise champion with a wealth of expertise and experience within the sector, he is passionate about the need for charities and social enterprises to work co-operatively and delver superb services to local people.



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Donna Hussain
Chorley VCFS Network

About Donna
As the development officer of CVCFSN part of Donna’s role is to develop existing and new strategies, along with improved policies for collaborative working between the sectors to work towards social and economic improvement. Donna also represents the third sector on local strategic boards and facilitates Equality and Diversity and Interfaith Forums and initiatives.



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Dawn Welhamdawn w
Lancashire Community Recycling Network

About Dawn
Dawn is the Community Sector Development Officer for Global Renewables and organises the annual conferences and awards ceremonies for Lancashire CRN. She is skilled at marketing, design, fundraising and tender writing and also provides capacity building and project management support for groups whose activities divert waste from landfill. Dawn became a Director of Selnet Ltd in January 2012 to represent the interests of the community waste sector in Lancashire. 



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Ann Marie Wrigley
New Era Enterprises (E.Lancs.) Ltd

About Ann Marie
Ann Marie is a founder director of Selnet and also of Co-ops NW (Currently chair). She has worked in the social enterprise sector for over 25 years at first in fair trading and then at New Era where her responsibilities have included project development, bidding for funds, planning and delivery. Ann Marie is a qualified social enterprise business support worker and has an MA in social enterprise.


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